15 September 1982 [|
|Other names||Hazel Croney, Hazel|
|Years active||2004 – present|
Crowney was born in the London, United Kingdom to English parents Karin and Phil Crowney. she has two younger sisters (one named Robyn). Crowney grew up in Grosvenor Park, Chester, England, Britain she completed her schooling from Bennett Memorial School in Tunbridge Wells, UK. Later, she studied fashion and textiles at West Kent College.
Crowney's entry Bollywood came by chance in 2004 when she was backpacking in Thailand and stumbled upon an Indian film being shot there. So came her first appearance in a Bollywood film was in the item song Leke Pehla Pehla Pyaar. She was an extra in the film Janasheen. With little prior knowledge of the sub-continent, she was attracted by the music and dance, and decided to try her luck in Mumbai.
She went on to do few advertisements for Ponds, Nokia, HSBC and Samsung before landing with her first proper role in the film MP3 - Mera Pehla Pehla Pyaar in 2007. She also worked in shows, for which she got highly paid.
In 2010, Crowney along with other non-Indian actresses like Alice Patten were asked to leave Bollywood by Raj Thackeray's Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS), a Mumbai based political party. They campaigned for a ban on the estimated 1,000 British and other foreign actors who regularly appear in Bollywood films accusing them of stealing jobs from local girls.
Crowney is going to perform in an item song named 'Reshma Ki Jawani' for the film Kaash Tum Hote which is due for release in 2013. She will also appear in an item song in the upcoming Telugu action-drama Shankara.
|2006||Ho Sakta Hai||Claire|
|2007||MP3 - Mera Pehla Pehla Pyaar||Ayesha||credited as Hazel|
|2008||U, Me aur Hum||Girlfriend of Ajay's son||credited as Hazel|
|2010||Mittal v/s Mittal||Item song||credited as Hazel|
|Dunno Y... Na Jaane Kyon||credited as Hazel|
|A Flat||Gitika D. Singh||credited as Hezal Crony/Hazel|
|2012||Jeena Hai Toh Thok Daal||Shrishti|
|2013||Once Upon ay Time in Mumbai Dobaara!||Belly dancer in song "Tu Hi Khwahish"|
|Kyun Hua Achanak|
|Kaash Tum Hote|
|Shankara||Special appearance||Telugu film|
|2014||Jilla||Special appearance in song "Jingunamani"||Tamil film|
|Year||Television Series||Role||Other notes|
|2010||Zara Nachke Dikha||Herself||Contestant|
- "Hazel Crowney interview". thisiskent.co.uk. 12 July 2009. Retrieved 15 May 2011.
- "British actresses flock to Bollywood". Telegraph. 26 June 2009. Retrieved 15 May 2011.
- "White British actresses told to leave Bollywood". Telegraph. 17 March 2010. Retrieved 15 May 2011.
- "Hazel Croney's item song in Kaash Tum Hote". Glam Gold. Retrieved 12 January 2013.